Here’s some great new info that I found because there has been so much Eco-Buzz around FabuNOLA since I’ve been back. It’s regarding the Recycling we’ve been so greatly in need of returning to our City, as well as other resources/people to connect you to. These are the FabuNOLA Special Eco-Finds you’ve been asking for!!

Here are resources to tap into until other entities can properly figure out providing recycling for us in the way it should be taken care of:

If you still want to drop off recycling, there’s still The Green Project (www.thegreenproject.org) that accepts Paper, Cardboard & Aluminum (ONLY – No Glass of Plastic).

And now (as of February) there’s also Euterpe Recycling Center (ERC) at 1829 Euterpe St. (simply, a sweetly painted fence with 2 holes – one for aluminum and one for plastics) that you can drop off anytime you choose.

And as of October 2009:

Allied Waste Monthly Recycling Drop-Off every 1st Saturday of the Month from (8 am – 1 pm):

TIME: 8:00AM-1:00PM

DIRECTIONS: Take Airline Drive to LaBarre Road, turn towards the Mississippi River, then turn left on L & A Road, go approximately 1.8 miles. We are located
on the right side of L & A Road.


Please call us for any Commercial & Industrial needs at 504.837.8950 ext 245
Items Accepted: Paper, Cardboard, Newspaper, Magazines, Junk Mail, Aluminum
Cans, Plastic Soda & Water Bottles, Liquid Detergent and Bleach Bottles,
Milk Jugs, Tin, Steel & Metal Cans

No Glass Accepted

This note is regarding the Allied Waste Drop-Off above:

Okay, this is a major step FORWARD in the right direction. Drop offs before where every 6 weeks to 2 months and between different locations when Recycling Foundation of Baton Rouge would generously drive all of their trucks down to help us out. That went away several months ago leaving a BIG recycling void for those of us not willing to pay for something that MUST be provided for FREE to our FabuCommunity!!!
Until the City of New Orleans figures it out how to bring citywide recycling back to FabuNOLA, I’m very pleased to announce that Allied Waste of New Orleans will be doing this EVERY 1st Saturday of the Month. And THANK GOODNESS for the longer hours!! Support their business.Also, check my FabuNOLA Blog for other 24/7 Drop-Off points and Free Home Recycling for Lab Recycling.By Everyone doing their part to make a difference . . . we ALL make a difference . . . Together.

Many blessings.

Peace & Love,


As of October 2009, Yasmin let me know they had to stop gathering glass in the City due to Funding. WHAT?!?!? We HAVE to all pull together in our FabuCommunity and help them out. She did, however, let me know that they are partnering with a Local Bar to continue to gather when they can. Please connect with them regarding donating to their cause and about information.

Old Info (but still pertinent for their info & to connect with them):

Now, for those of you who have been asking about Glass Recycling, my FabuEcoFriend, Yasmin S. Bowers, MSPH, Director & Co-Founder of Consciously Rebuilding, let me know that they are the ONLY ones starting Glass Recycling in the City. They are located at 1129 St. Ferdinand St., NOLA 70117; phone is 504-218-7907; email is ConsciouslyRebuilding@yahoo.com; web is http://www.consciouslyrebuilding.org.

Their Non-Profit is offering some really GREAT services to make a difference. However, they are a Non-Profit and really do need to connect to funding to keep all of the benefits they offer and want to expand (regarding Green & Chic Health Fairs & Workshops, Environmental Justice & Public Health Outreach, etc.). Please go to the website to see how you can connect with them for your projects (and theirs – you can also donate towards the phenomenal things they are doing). Be sure to drop off your Glass AND remember to also meet them and get to know who they are and what they do.

As of November 2009, I’m been told by a few folks that this info may not be current because the owner stated that he isn’t taking on new clients right now. I’m going to look into this again in the new year to see what can be done. Until then, please support the other drop-off locations above. Thanks kindly, Peace & Love, Cherylyn:

Lab Recycling offers FREE HOME PICK-UP for RECYCLING!!!!!! Yes FabuFolks.  They very thing that you continue to ask me about has actually been here all along (since 2004). I though they only offered E-Waste (which is still great news – TV’s Computers, etc). However, they also do Plastics & Paper (I think Aluminum is included. . . not sure, so ask).

There is a One-Time set-up Fee ($20) that pays for the 2 bins you will receive (1 for Plastics & 1 for Paper). You will also need to go to their site to pick up bins and give you address & info. Then they will pick up 2 a month from you HOME for FREE!!!!! HELLO!! AND they also offer to Commercial Businesses for a small monthly fee (just $20) so there are no more excuses.

I spoke with Ron Labrano (Lab Recycling) personally on Monday to confirm this. Ron is very sweet and said exactly what I’ve been stating all along (and the reason why I only listed the free recycling resources in this City), that he isn’t going to charge home residents monthly for something he makes a profit on.

Between my FabuNOLA Krewe (and the fact that you all respond and take action), as well as a recent article and blog listed for The Gambit, Ron even said that he might need to hire a few more people to add to his very small staff that he works with. And that, my very dear FabuFriends, is one example of how Green Jobs can turn around our Economy. Things that seem very small (and yet so essential to our quality of life) can make a big impact as we grow and rebuild for a better and brighter future . . . together.

Give Ron a call to let them know you want their FREE HOME RECYCLING SERVICES (and to make sure they are there to pick up bins) or would like to become a Commercial Customer. The contact number is (504) 710-4833; his email is rlabrano@cox.net; Located at 2839 N. Robertson Ave., New Orleans, LA (at Robertson & Franklin). Bin Pick-up is Mon – Thurs. from 8:30 – 4.

By the way, the Lab Recycling info came to me when after I was speaking on a panel discussion of Green Social Entrepreneurs at the LA Bucket Brigade’s 1st N.O. Earth Day Fest (www.labucketbrigade.org) last Sunday (which had the first Solar-Powered Stage in LA). Thanks to Kevin Fitzwilliams with Hollygrove Market & Farm who gave me this new info about the Free Home Recycling. Kevin was on a panel after mine regarding Urban Farming & Gardening in NOLA (along with Nat Turner and Jenga Mwendo).

The Hollygrove Market is every Saturday from 10 – 2 located at 8301 Olive St., NOLA. More details on the Hollygrove Market & Farm at www.HollygroveMarket.org). Please support them. I can’t begin to tell you what phenomenal things they are doing there, as well as programs they support . . . although they surely can ;D. I will tell you that their produce is Locally Grown (LA & MS). Think Local . . . Act Global!!


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